In a recent Gartner survey it was determined that Software Asset Management (SAM) is now a strategic, C-level initiative, and no longer limited to middle management concerns. In fact, 79% of those responsible for SAM now report to the C-level, and 27% of those responsible for the execution of SAM are C-level themselves.
Given the rising importance of SAM throughout the organization, Gartner hosts the IT Financial, Procurement & Asset Management Summit, September 11 – 13th in Nashville TN at the Gaylord Opryland. The entire focus of the summit will be for those in finance, procurement, and asset and vendor management. SoftwareONE is excited to announce that we will host three different areas of the summit. You can find us at Booth #108 and we will also have key speakers – experts in asset management – during two different theatre presentations.
The first will be presented by Kevin Hooton, North America SAM Practice Lead for SoftwareONE, and Mark Buckentin, North America Alliance Lead for Flexera. Kevin and Mark will discuss, “Innovation of SAM – Past, Present & Future,” on Monday, September 11th from 1:30 – 1:50 p.m. As the complexities around SAM continue to increase, SoftwareONE and Flexera will discuss how to move towards a more simplified SAM process. In addition, the session will touch on innovative SAM approaches to accelerate overall business value.
The second presentation, “Innovative SAM Approaches to Accelerating Business Value,” will take place on Wednesday, September 13th from 9:30 – 10:00 a.m. SoftwareONE will host this solution provider session in which we go into further detail on our offerings, solutions, and knowledge pertaining to SAM.
As mentioned in our last blog on SAM, we discussed that the success of any SAM engagement lies not just in the tools implemented, but also in bringing together the people, processes and technologies to ensure the greatest savings and efficiencies. The Gartner survey referenced above concurs, finding that CEO and CIO involvement in SAM engagement leads to higher levels of SAM success. Couple this with SoftwareONE’s latest offering – SAMSimple – and organizations of any size can easily and affordably implement a SAM strategy.
For more information regarding SoftwareONE, specifically related to SAM and our SAMSimple offering, please visit us here. In addition to seeing us at the show, we also welcome you to join us for our webinar on September 20th to learn more about how to optimize and reduce the costs of your software investments and portfolio.
If you would like to still register for the upcoming Gartner event please visit the following social links for a discounted rate from SoftwareONE. We look forward to seeing you there!